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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Byron Buxton plays for first time since concussion

By on 10/08/2014 08:00:00 PM

After a rough year for Minnesota Twins prospects, top prospect Byron Buxton is back on the field for the first time since his ugly concussion.  On Tuesday as the Arizona Fall League began, Buxton was on the field for Salt River.  Although he went 0-4 with a run and a stolen base, this is very positive news for Twins fans.

While the team has been very mediocre over the past several seasons, Buxton is the type of player that could turn the franchise around very quickly.  A rash of injuries allowed him to only be healthy enough to be on the field for 31 games this season, but he is still considered to be one of the top five players in all of the minor leagues.

Many rate the 20-year-old outfielder as the top prospect in the game today.  He can run, hit for average and power, and play a stellar centerfield.  He should begin next season at AA, but there is still a chance that he debuts with the big club by season's end.

When Mike Trout debuted, he quickly went from a top minor leaguer to the best player in the game.  A healthy Buxton could do the same as he enters next season.

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